Podcast by TheHBCUNation


  • IES - The Yancy Years

    14/10/2021 Duración: 01h20min

    "This week Gerald Hector invites four guests to It's Easy Son. Now that Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy's documented success at Johnson C. Smith University is publicly available in electronic formats, co-authors Dr. Brian Johnson, Dr. Sharon Raynor and Mr. Benny Smith join the podcast to reflect upon the impact and inspiration Dr. Yancy has on the higher education landscape. A pioneer whose vision created one the period of greatest growth and prosperity in the university's history. A legend in higher education administration, all the authors, and Gerald as host, have been impacted by Dr. Yancy's scholarly, administrative and fundraising prowess. They are all "Yancy's Kids" even though only Dr. Johnson is a JCSU graduate. They all note that you cannot work with Dr. Yancy and not become a better administrator and fundraiser on your way to "what's next." Join these four individuals and Dr. Yancy as they discuss the timeless nature of this project. What was learned. The successes. The challenges and all that happene

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Mr. Gregory Simmonds to #ItsEasySon

    07/10/2021 Duración: 52min

    Before turning professional, Gregory Simmonds was his high school’s (Sherwood High School, Olney, Maryland) first ever All-American athlete. He also still holds the record for goals scored at his alma mater, Howard University. Simmonds began his professional soccer career with the Hershey Wildcats where he scored 35 goals, had 16 assists and was named USL-1 Rookie of the Year in 1999 and Team MVP in 2000. Simmonds also played for D.C. United in the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1999. Simmonds also boasts international experience, having played with the Jamaican National Team youth and senior teams (Reggae Boyz) in 1999. Signed by the Miami Fusion in 2001, he tallied 4 goals and 2 assists in league and Open Cup matches. After the Fusion folded in 2001, he signed with Rochester Rhinos in 2002 where he led the team with 9 goals and 6 assists. In 2003, he played in 27 games with the Richmond Kickers. Simmonds played for USL First Division team Charleston Battery for the 2004 and 2005 seasons and was the team’s leadin

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Andre Dick to It's Easy Son

    30/09/2021 Duración: 58min

    André A. S. Dick, MD, MPH, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery ASTS Transplant Fellowship Program Director | UWMC Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant | SCH Interim Surgeon-in-Chief | SCH Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery Dr. André Dick is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was born in Jamaica and attended medical school at the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo. Dr. Dick fulfilled his residency at Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. In 2008 he joined both the University of Washington Department of Surgery and Seattle Children's Hospital as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Dick was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in July 2014. He was appointed Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Seattle Children'

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Desmond Dunham to #ITSEasySon

    26/09/2021 Duración: 58min

    Coach Dez is a youth sports expert whose life story has empowered him to lead young people to a better life through coaching and mentorship. "I'm Coach Desmond Dunham, a nationally acclaimed track and field and cross-country coach. I've been teaching, mentoring and coaching in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area for over two decades. In addition to currently teaching and coaching high school students, I'm also the founder of Kids Elite Sports which offers summer sports camp and youth sports training." - Coach Dez

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Luvelle Brown, Ed.D. to It's Easy Son

    02/09/2021 Duración: 59min

    Luvelle Brown is an experienced educator who has held positions as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, school CIO, and Superintendent of Schools. Currently, Dr. Brown is serving as the Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York. During his tenure in Ithaca, the Ithaca City School District has experienced unprecedented levels of success. Dr. Brown has received various awards and recognitions. The 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year has been listed by TrustED as one of the nation’s top educators and thought leaders. Dr. Brown has been recognized by the National School Boards Association as a “20-to-Watch” and “Difference Maker”, received the Center for Digital Education Top 30 Award, and received the 2014 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award. He was selected by the US Department of Education as one of the nation’s top 100 Innovative Superintendents. Along with that distinction, Dr. Brown was invited to be a featured speaker at President Barack Obama’s

  • Mr. Gerald Hector welcomes Cultural Anthropologist, Mr. Philip L. McKenzie to IT'S EASY SON!

    26/08/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Philip L. McKenzie is an anthropologist who uses his expertise in culture to advise organizations on how best to thrive in an increasingly challenging and uncertain environment. Philip uses his quantitative background and Wall Street experience in combination with a qualitative understanding of social, economic and cultural movements to unmask complex opportunities and identify significant trends that impact and uncover viable futures. Philip’s work has placed him at the center of understanding the significance of culture as a reflection of shared values. As a result he is a sought after strategist working with a myriad of global organizations. He is a content creator and writer. He is the current Executive Director of Advancing Diversity and a columnist for MediaVillage. He is the creator and host of The Deep Dive, a leading culture and insights podcast. In the past, he has manifested his creative vision as co-host/co-creator of 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. Philip is a global speaker, having provided keynotes

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to his 50th episode of It's Easy Son, Dr. Samantha Madhosingh

    15/07/2021 Duración: 01h39s

    This week Gerald Hector welcomes to his 50th episode of It's Easy Son, Dr. Samantha Madhosingh. Psychologist, author, motivational speaker, executive coach, mother and friend. She shares her journey from her early years living in the UK, to Jamaica, to the USA and what those moves taught her about her family and herself. Always the inspiration, she shares her highs and lows in those moves, and how those experiences shaped her thinking and work she does today. A very unselfishness person, she gives of her time and talents to inspire people to see past their stations in life to unlock their full potential. "I had to change because if I wanted my life to be different, I had to be different." This simple quote summarizes this impactful and timely conversation. She walks us through how to recognize how our brains process what we see and experience and provides tips on how to get back on track. We are all grateful that she made that change early on, as her work spanned youth in middle and high schools, young men

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Nigel Knight to #ItsEasySon

    08/07/2021 Duración: 54min

    This week Gerald Hector welcomes to the podcast, academician, scholar, philanthropist, lecturer and orthodontist, Dr. Nigel Knight. He is a several times graduate of the prestigious Howard University, where his academic pursuits resulted in his name listed along hallways of the dental school. His list of clients with "beautiful smiles" is extensive. An extremely quiet and humble individual, his influence on so many people is palpable, and is felt in Jamaica, the Caribbean and in the USA. He inspires many with his tireless work ethic , his penchant for business and focus on entrepreneurship. Despite all that, what draws people to him is his quiet confidence in all he sets his mind to. He is a volunteer to many organizations where he donates his skill at dentistry for free to assist those who need it most. A character trait that is recognizable in his two sons and the dental students he mentors. He lectures at the University of the West Indies and is Chairman or lead executive on many associations related to

  • Gerald welcomes Dr. Brian Johnson, President of Warner Pacific University

    24/06/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    This week Gerald welcomes to the podcast Dr. Brian Johnson, the president of Warner Pacific University. In addition to being his former colleague at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Johnson is also a past president of the historic Tuskegee University, Assistant Provost at Austin Peay State University and has held other roles at the senior levels of higher education at Johnson C. Smith University and Mercy College in Manhattan. A scholar par excellence, Dr. Johnson's academic credentials are impressive As a Dubois and Washington scholar, he shares his perspective on a host of issues through daily quotes from these leaders. A man of deep faith and conviction he continues his quest to shape the conversation around the future of higher education and scholarships's relevance to it. It's Easy Son airs each Wednesday at 8pm on the HBCU Nation network.

  • Gerald welcomes Dr. Kelli Rainey to #ItsEasySon

    17/06/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    This week on It's Easy Son, Gerald welcomes to the podcast Dr. Kelli Rainey. A former colleague at Johnson C. Smith University, she shares her journey from childhood through her current role as Senior Director at @Anthology (formerly Campus Labs). Listen in as she highlights various intersections of her passion, drive and execution that saw her meteoric rise to the C Suite at one of the nations storied #HBCUs. Considered an expert in college and university assessment, she definitely is enjoying her current role in assisting colleges and university transform their operations. A very modest person, Dr. Rainey shares not only her thoughts on accomplishments, but grounds us in the conversation as she inspires others through her overcoming cancer and sharing her thoughts on how to approach each day in life. Another powerful and awesome story of triumph and testimony.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son", Mr. Brian K. Dickens

    09/06/2021 Duración: 57min

    This week Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son" his former colleague at Ithaca College and currently the Chief Human Resource Officer for the University of Tennessee System, Mr. Brian K. Dickens. The consummate professional, advisor, counselor, career coach and mentor, he stops by to share his journey from his early years to the huge role and responsibility he has today. Listen in as he shares all the various obstacles that were before him, but through grit, determination, and focus he was able to achieve despite the odds. Another career and life that has a profound impact on so many people who have come in touch with him. His demeanor and attitude exudes those words from Coach William P. Moultrie: "It's Easy Son."

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to Its Easy Son, Mr. Keith W. McIntosh

    03/06/2021 Duración: 01h41s

    This week Gerald Hector welcomes to Its Easy Son, Mr. Keith W. McIntosh. He is the vice president for Information Services and chief information officer (CIO) at the University of Richmond where he has served since August 2016. Prior to joining the University of Richmond, Keith was the CIO at Ithaca College, CIO at Pima County Community College District, and held various progressive IT leadership positions during his distinguished twenty four years of service in the United States Air Force including a combat tour in Northern Iraq. Tune in to hear another story and life journey of triumphs, set backs and perseverance, as this major voice in higher education technology shares his words of wisdom and inspiration on how to drive and maintain change in organizations and to inspire people.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mrs. Patrice J. White

    27/05/2021 Duración: 01h12s

    "This week Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mrs. Patrice J. White. A health, fitness and life coach who has a unique gift to use her expertise to influence and change lives. Listen in to hear another story of determination, sacrifice and drive, as she shares her journey from childhood to where she sits now poised to make a global impact in the world of fitness and healthy lifestyles. Gerald noted, "I have done a number of interviews since starting this podcast, and Patrice's story is one of the more powerful ones because she is speaking to how young girls and ladies can focus on their futures. She is a walking testimony of taking what life has offered her and making the best of it. Her personal story during this interview will bless many. This episode should be viewed or listened to by as many women as possible around the world. The authenticity of her Jamaican heritage shines through brightly and forcefully."

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to the "It's Easy Son" podcast Dr. Kevin McDonald

    13/05/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    "This week Gerald Hector welcomes to the "It's Easy Son" podcast Dr. Kevin McDonald. He is the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships at the University of Virginia. He is one of the nation's top DEI professional in the higher education space and has formed amazing relationships with some of the nation's most well known corporations, school districts and local civic organizations. Listen in on a journey that took several paths, twists and turns. Get to know the amazing MOCHA Program started while he was at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and it's growth to three other regions of the country impacting not only his campuses, but whole communities. A fellow Harvard IEM 2015 alum with Mr. Hector, hear how the input of others in his life has impacted the work he does today.

  • Gerald Hector welcome Mrs. Linda Lockman-Brooks to It's Easy Son

    05/05/2021 Duración: 59min

    This week, host Gerald Hector welcomes to the "It's Easy Son" podcast Mrs. Linda Lockman-Brooks. She is president of Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services, LLC. Her firm provides strategic marketing and communications consulting services as well as executive development services. A civic leader, passionate about inclusion and access at every level, Linda’s business and civic accomplishments have been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal, the Charlotte Post, LaNoticia, Business Leader Magazine, The Mecklenburg Times and Uptown Magazine. Please tune in this week to yet again be inspired by another powerful and impactful story of a journey and reflections that will give us all another lens through which to view our individuals stations in life."

  • Nex Cubed - Internship Discovery Event

    04/05/2021 Duración: 52min

    Check out these employment opportunities from the participating companies! Franklin Templeton Are you a rising junior or senior seeking a Sales focused summer internship? Click here for the internship description and send your resume to to be considered for this Summer 2021 Internship Opportunity with Franklin Templeton by today, Tuesday, May 4th at 11:59 pm ET. This is an exclusive opportunity for Nex Cubed HBCU Founder’s Program Participants! Franklin Templeton is very excited to be partnering with Nex Cubed and looks forward to hosting interns in 2022. If you are interested in an internship opportunity in 2022 and will be a rising junior or senior this fall, stay tuned! In August 2021, we will be sharing information on an opportunity to send in your resume via a provided email contact. Morgan Stanley Are you interested in joining Morgan Stanley as a Summer 2022 Analyst? Read tips for a successful application process here. See below for application links - the application deadline for the f

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr. to It's Easy Son

    28/04/2021 Duración: 58min

    On this week's episode of It's Easy Son, host Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr. He is the President of the historic Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL. A young, energetic and visionary leader, listen in as he shares a detail journey of his early years and all the moves he has made to make him one of the youngest president of a college or university in the United States. A high energy executive who has an unbridled passion for his students and developing future leaders. Listeners will get a sense of purpose, and also his spiritual belief that the nation's HBCUs are here to lift generations of young minority students to a new level of socioeconomic impact and relevance. Listen in and be blessed to hear from one of the up and coming thought leaders is higher education today.

  • Black Wall Street with special guest, Mr. Warren Thompson

    04/04/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    Warren Thompson, president and chairman of Thompson Hospitality Corporation. Serving more than 65 Fortune 100 companies, large universities and hospitals, Thompson Hospitality Corporation is the largest minority-owned food service and facilities management company in the United States. Thompson has been recognized for his success in business and contributions to the community, and he has received many honors, including the Humanitarian Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. He has also been named CEO of the Year by Smart CEO and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA Association. This event is hosted by the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame; The Black Inventors Hall of Fame; The Black Tennis Hall of Fame; The University of Tulsa’s Chevron Multicultural Resource Center and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Atlanta Black Chambers; Black Excellence Alliance; Reconnect Tech; and Dale Caldwell Foundation

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Kijana Nix to It's Easy Son

    30/03/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    "As we continue with the celebration of Women's Month, Gerald Hector welcomes to the podcast Dr. Kijana Nix. Listen in as she shares her journey growing up in Jamaica, transitioning to the United States and excelling in the field of pediatric medicine. What is impressive is her journey of academic excellence, highlighted by her love for serving others through medicine and wellness. If it is from seeing young people in a neighborhood backyard, or going on a mission trip to Africa and the Caribbean, she shares her perspective on how to give back and pay it forward for the rest of society. Her journey is truly inspirational as noted by her awards and recognitions from multiple groups and agencies both in Jamaica and the United States. Tune in and enjoy as she provides words of wisdom and grace for us all to view our stations in life differently.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mr. Wolde Harris

    25/03/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    This week, Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mr. Wolde Harris. A soccer standout from his days in Jamaica at the primary/preparatory and secondary school levels, to his amazing college soccer exploits at Clemson University, and on to his professional career playing professional soccer for several MLS teams, and representing Jamaica at each age group. A 2017 Hall of Fame inductee student athlete at Clemson University, where he held or still holds several records, Mr. Harris shares his journey from growing up in Jamaica and the influence of his parents, family, coaches and others on his grounding, and love for the game of soccer. His father is Trevor "Jumpy" Harris, another footballing great from Jamaican high school powerhouse, Kingston College. Like father like son is a great meta narrative in this discussion, as "Jumpy" Harris was also inducted in the Hall of Fame for Michigan State University in 2016. Wolde shares words of inspiration, counsel and reflection as he continues to chart his future afte

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